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New Zealand Environmental Care Code

New Zealand Environmental Care Code
Toitu te whenua (Leave the land undisturbed)

Protect plants and wildlife
Treat New Zealand's forests and birds with care and respect.
They are unique and often rare.

Remove rubbish
Litter is unattractive, harmful to wildlife and can increase vermin and disease.
Plan your visits to reduce rubbish, and carry out what you carry in.

Keep streams and lakes clean
When cleaning and washing, take the water and wash well away from the water
source. Because soaps and detergents are harmful to water-life, drain used water
into the soil and allow the soil to filter it.

Take care with stoves and fires
Portable fuel stoves are less harmful to the environment and are more efficient than
If you do use a fire, keep it small, use only dead wood and make sure it is out by
dousing it with lots of water and covering the ashes before leaving.

Camp carefully
When camping, leave no trace of your visit.

Respect our cultural heritage
Many places in New Zealand have a spiritual and historical significance.
Treat these places with consideration and respect.

Keep to the track
By keeping to the track, where one exists,
you lessen the chance of damaging fragile plants.

Consider other people
Be considerate of other visitors


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